South Brunswick Township Public Schools has established partnerships with other agencies to provide services and programs for all District children. These services include community outreach in times of crisis or when the need arises, providing mental health services to students and their families as well as discussion groups for interested parties.
Community Resource Team (CRT)
The Community Resource Team is a unique and ongoing partnership of organizations and agencies from within the South Brunswick community that is committed to supporting township residents and providing resources to help maintain a healthy and safe community. The CRT is responsible for facilitating interagency agreements, communicating initiatives and community needs, providing relevant training for its members and other groups within the community. In addition, the CRT works to assure clear, accurate and effective communication during emergencies and helps assess the effectiveness of a response following an event in the community.
CRT members include representatives from the township government, police department, Health Department, Social Services, Office on Aging, the township Clergy Association, the school district and other community agencies.
Those interested in obtaining additional information regarding the Community Resource Team, please contact Chair, Raphael Morales (South Brunswick School District - Director of Student Services) email@example.com. The Community Response Team publishes a resource directory for South Brunswick residents. To view the publication, click here.
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) is a program funded by the South Brunswick Board of Education and the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance whose mission is to help parents, teachers and community members raise children to become responsible and capable adults. EPIC offers small discussion group workshops throughout the year for parents and guardians of children from infancy through adolescence, focusing on positive parenting skills, including, but not limited to: discipline, helping your child succeed in school, fostering self-esteem, coping with stress and frustration and conflict resolution. EPIC workshops are offered through the South Brunswick Parent Academy and at individual schools throughout the District. Workshop facilitators are trained parents and staff members from the District. For more information, or to become a workshop facilitator, contact Christine Mariano at EPIC@sbschools.org.
In addition, an online library of parenting and care-giver information from The Parent Institute provides substantive, research-based information and support on key issues affecting children today, from the elementary through teenage years. Topics include responsibility, discipline, school success, family time and more. Each of the guides is 8-12 pages in length - brief enough for busy parents to read, thorough enough to provide useful ideas parents can put into action immediately to help their children. Parent Guides are available by clicking here. More Information
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a series of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA). The Academy was founded on the concept of “Solving the Puzzle of Parenting … One Piece at a Time.” Now in its seventh year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools. This year’s workshops will focus on parenting issues for the 21st century. New this year to the SBPA, is the introduction of a Parent Academy blog, as well as recommendations for companion readings to further supplement and enhance the information discussed in the workshops. For more information, contact Christine Mariano at SBPA@sbparents.org. More Information
The mission of the HCHY Assets Initiative is to help youth thrive by making healthy choices and avoiding risky behaviors. This can be accomplished by building Developmental Assets, which are building blocks of healthy development. Assets are developed through positive experiences and relationships which build on the strengths and talents of young The mission of the HCHY Assets Initiative is to help youth thrive by making healthy choices and avoiding risky behaviors. This can be accomplished by building Developmental Assets, which are building blocks of healthy development. Assets are developed through positive experiences and relationships which build on the strengths and talents of young people. The HCHY Assets Initiative is under the auspices of the South Brunswick Health Department and funded by the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, as part of a grant from GCADA, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and partners with school and community groups to provide opportunities for asset building. For more information, please contact Christine Mariano at (732)329-4000, ext. 7237 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More Information
School Based Youth Services (The BRIDGE Center)
The BRIDGE Center is a dynamic partnership between South Brunswick School District and the University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC), a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The primary objective of the program is to help assure that pre-teens and teenagers will have readily available access to quality counseling and other support services.
The BRIDGE Center provides a range of free, confidential recreational and mental health services at South Brunswick High School and Crossroads Middle Schools to all middle and high school students. Services include individual, group, and fami ly counseling, conflict resolution, parent support groups and recreational programming. Referrals to the Center can be made by students, parents or school staff. Parental permission is required for participation. More Information
Stop Underage Drinking Zone (SUDZ)
The Stop Underage Drinking Zone (SUDZ) is a partnership of South Brunswick agencies, schools and community members whose mission is to prevent alcohol use by anyone under the age of 21. SUDZ was initiated by parents for parents and provides education and resources to all concerned adults regarding ways to prevent underage drinking and to keep our youth safe. Members of the Initiative are from all areas of the community and anyone who is concerned about underage drinking is encouraged to join. Interactive and Informational forums and presentations are hosted by SUDZ throughout the year. For more information or to become part of SUDZ, call (732) 329-4000, Ext. 7237.